Uninstall Bootcamp?

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  1. mindyjol macrumors newbie

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    I recently partitioned my hard drive using bootcamp and installed Windows XP. Now, I have been reading about Parallels, and think this might be a better option for me. Do I need to uninstall Windows, or will simply un-partitioning the hard drive do the trick?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Run the Boot Camp Assistant again and restore to a single partition.
     
  3. NightLord macrumors regular

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    Or keep your partition and use parallels to run your windows installation from within OS X. Best of both worlds that way.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Quite true as well but I just switched to Parallels only since I just need to run Visual Studio 2005 and Office 2007.

    I save a lot of disk space just doing that in Parallels.
     
  5. mindyjol thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does re-partitioning damage hard drive??

    Ok, but question: Does all this installing, partitioning and un-partitioning hurt the hard drive in any way??
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've done it twice already with no ill effect. It doesn't mean you shouldn't backup though. :rolleyes:
     

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